OCT. 15, 2022 • HAMPTON ROADS CONVENTION CENTER • HAMPTON, VA

HAMPTON COMICON EXHIBITOR DETAILS

EVENT LOCATION:
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr
Hampton, VA 23666

EVENT HOURS:
Saturday Oct 15 10am-4:30pm

LOAD-IN TIMES:
Friday Oct 14 12pm-7pm
Saturday Oct 15 6:30am-9:30am

NOTE: Anyone not checked in by 9:30 am on Saturday is subject to removal from the event. (So please be on time. We don’t want to keep anyone out, but wait list folks are on standby)


LOAD-OUT TIMES:
SATURDAY 4:30pm-7:30pm

Please Note: Hampton Roads Convention Center prohibits the use of the main glass doors for loading and unloading.

LOAD-IN LOCATION:
The load-in gate is located at the rear of Hall B.
There is a check in table for you to sign in and receive your wristbands. Wristbands must be worn at all times.

Once you are loaded in (not fully set-up but you have your materials in the building) you must move your vehicle out of the loading zone and into the parking lot.

At Load-in, the staff will show you to your spaces. All spaces are marked and NOT to be moved. As a reminder, the floor managers and volunteers are there to help but are prohibited from bringing in your supplies or working your booth. Be sure to bring any carts, dollies, or load-in help you may need to set-up.

EXTRA EXHIBITOR WRISTBANDS:
You can purchase extra exhibitor wristbands for $10 each when you check in during load-in. There is a max of TWO more per space.

ELECTRICITY and WIFI:
If you need electricity or Wifi services you can purchase it here
https://thehrcc.com/exhibit-at-an-event/service-request-forms/

CONVENTION CENTER RULES:
-No Outside Food Or Drink.
-No Parking in the Load In Zone. Once you have unloaded you must move your vehicle or they will tow you.
-Take ALL trash with you when you leave. Any spaces not left clean will be subject to a fine from the convention center.
-No Adult Materials.
-No Fireworks.
-No Weapons.
-No Firearms.
-No Bootleg merch.

Anyone in violation of the rules may be removed by the convention center without refund.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

The health and safety of our attendees, vendors, and staff are of the utmost importance to us. Due to concerns over the spread of COVID, we will be putting some safety measures in place.

MASKS
At this time masks are not required but are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

EXHIBITOR GUIDELINES

ARTIST ALLEY
Artist Alley Tables are for Comic Book Artists, Comic Authors, and Handmade Creators/Crafters ONLY.
Includes one table, two chairs, and two exhibitor wristbands. Displays cannot exceed 8 ft high. No table splitting/sharing. Each table is for one Artist and up to one assistant. Artist Alley Exhibitors can use 3ft of space behind them for banners, signage, and additional back stock, but NOT for shelving. Attendees can not go behind your table space.

VENDOR BOOTHS
Vendor Booth area is 10×10 and includes one table, two chair, and two exhibitor wristbands. (Vendor Corners receive 2 tables) Displays cannot exceed 10 ft high. Vendors can bring additional tables and shelving.

We do not accept: LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, Multi-Level Marketing, etc.

CLUB TABLES
Club Tables are intended for groups and organizations who plan to sell NO items (retail or otherwise) at their table. Includes one table, two chairs, and two passes. These free tables are intended for clubs, cons, and charities only.

EXHIBITOR DETAILS
-All materials must be “All Age Appropriate”
-Food, Firework, and Weapon sales are PROHIBITED.
-Each Vendor/Artist receives 2 Exhibitor Badges per table.
-Bring your own tablecloths, displays, and signage.
-Displays cannot exceed 10 ft high.
-Square and Paypal card readers work in the convention center but WiFi is only available through the CC at an additional cost.
-No Subletting or Sharing your table of any kind.
-Due to the high volume of exhibitors we do not take seating requests.

Hampton Comicon is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items.
Hampton Comicon reserves the right to cancel any exhibitor at any time.

F.A.Q.

Can I park in the loading zone?
No. Unless you are eager to see it towed away. After unloading your vehicle you are welcome to park anywhere at the HRCC for FREE.

Can I play crazy loud music at my table and annoy my fellow exhibitors?

No.

Can I get a FREE autograph/photo with Special Guests?
No, but you are welcome to purchase an Autograph or Selfie.

I want to attend a panel, can a staff member watch my table?
No. Your booth is your own responsibility and the staff of the show and the convention center are expressly prohibited from tending your booth. Please plan accordingly to have adequate staff.

PROMOTIONAL TOOLS

Please use our show logo for your social media announcements. Just “Save Image” to your phone or computer.

Be sure to like, follow, and share our event page and facebook page:

Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/438483237813366

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/hamptoncomicon

Instagram:
www.instagram.com/hamptoncomicon

Twitter:
www.twitter.com/hamptoncomicon


We want the show to be as big and successful as possible, so please help us help you by sharing the event with your friends, fans, and family.

Lastly, we’ll be super busy at the show putting on the best event possible. So, we want to take this moment ahead of the show to say THANK YOU for being an exhibitor.

See you at the show!!

Mike, Jonathan, Samantha, and the entire Hampton Comicon Crew!

HAMPTON ROADS CONVENTION CENTER
1610 COLISEUM DRIVE
HAMPTON, VA 23666

OCTOBER 15, 2022
VIP SATURDAY: 10AM-4:30 PM
ALL OTHERS 10:30AM-4:30PM

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